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Q&A: When pie filling says it serves 8 will this be enough to fill 10 mini cookie cups?

Question by unlisted: When pie filling says it serves 8 will this be enough to fill 10 mini cookie cups?
I am going to be making this recipe http://www.food.com/recipe/lemon-cookie-tarts-215530 for mini tarts. Some will be lemon others will be a ganache filling.

I have a box of jello cook and serve lemon flavor, I only plan to fill 10 of the mini cookie cups with the recipe for lemon pie filling which is on the back of the box, this filing would normally go in a 9 inch pan to make 8 servings. The box of jello is 2.9 oz. The recipe for the filling is as follows:
Stir pudding mix, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup water and 2 beaten egg yolks in medium saucepan. Stir in 2 cups water. Stirring constantly with wire whisk, cook on medium heat until mixture comes to a full boil on medium heat. Cool 5 minutes stirring twice. Serve warm or chilled.

Will this filling be enough to fill the 10 mini cookie cups, if there is leftover filling how much will be left over, can I freeze it and for how long? Or how long will it stay in the fridge for?

Thank you :)

Best answer:

Answer by pennybarr
Your cookie tart recipe will make 30 cookie tarts but only calls for 1/2 cup of lemon curd, which really doesn’t sound like enough to me for all 30 tarts. However, your lemon curd Jello pudding recipe should make about 2 cups of lemon curd. That 1/2 cup of lemon curd in the actual recipe should certainly fill 10 tarts. Cool the curd to about room temperature, before filling your cookie tarts.

The Jello lemon curd will serve 8 when used as a filling for a 9 inch pie crust, meaning that you should get 8 slices from the pie. You cannot freeze the curd and should have about 1 1/2 cups leftover if you only plan to fill 10 cookie tarts with it. Just put the lemon curd into dessert dishes and serve it with whipped cream. You can also cut a store bought pound cake loaf in half the long way and use the leftover curd as filling. Wrap the cake well in aluminim foil and store in the fridge for 3-4 days.

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